Why 40 Days? The Science of Positive Habit

I remember the pain of not being committed in my life. It was like a subtle distant headache. Like an itch you can't scratch and I could never get rid of it.

All that begun to change when at the rock bottom of my addictions and all that I was facing... a friend took me to what the Kundalini Yogis call, early morning Sadhana.

Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It is the foundation of all spiritual endeavor. Sadhana is your personal, individual spiritual effort. It is the main tool you use to work on yourself to achieve the purpose of life.

That was the beginning of a new life for me. A call to honor my destiny. A tool that would forever change me. 

In the kundalini yoga tradition we also do a lot of 40 day Kriyas and meditations. I remember it took me quite a few rounds some 13 years ago in teacher training to be able see a full 40 days of a meditation through. 

A rebel at heart and thinking that commitment took away FREEDOM I was in deep resistance. What I discovered through the process is quite the opposite.

Commitment feeds freedom. When I embodied that, I took another step to my own liberation. 

Since then I have taken on 40 days meditations. 90 days, 120 days and even a 1000 day prosperity meditation. And I can tell you it works. I have conquered tremendous inner anger. I have healed my body, spirit and mind from many different ailments.

Sadhana is always there for me, it is just up to me to connect to that Infinite energy that feeds my soul. There is not a day that I would not hold a 40/90/120 or 1000 day meditation. It is a direct path to personal LIBERATION.

In Shakti School we are always engaging in a morning sadhana and meditation that we keep up for 40 days cycles. With that alone you break through resilient negative behaviors, establish new positive habits and build a commitment in your life that builds character and that will see you through anything. 

May The Long Time Sun Shine Upon You,

With love & gratitude,

Sukhdev

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